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Blytheville, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Blytheville is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Mississippi County at latitude 35.9341 and longitude -89.9051. Mississippi County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 256 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Blytheville, but most people and references simply refer to it as Blytheville, Arkansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Blytheville indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Blytheville (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles.

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Blytheville, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 15,369
Population in Households 15,235
Population in Familes 12,200
Population in Group Qrtrs 134
Population Density1 739
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 6,189
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 3,970
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,532 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,192 (42.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,997 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,343 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $81,902
Average Home Value $106,371


Median Household Income $32,500
Average Household Income $48,380
Per Capita Income $19,394
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.38% -0.64%
Households -0.2% -0.6%
Families -0.19% -0.72%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Blytheville, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blytheville to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 27 95th
Population Density1 # 140 74th
Diversity Index2 # 62 88th
Median Household Income # 369 32nd
Per Capita Income # 252 53rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.